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Math 13 Calculus I (Spring 2000)

Basic Info

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.

Time and Place: MWF 3:10 p.m. at Baxter 214
Instructor: Peter Saveliev
Office: Goodrich 103
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-6, Thursday 2-5, or by appointment, or any time I am there (my full schedule)
Office Phone: x6306
Home Phone: 361-1748 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
E-mail: saveliep
Mailbox: Math/Chem office, Goodrich 107
Text: Calculus From Graphical, Numerical, and Symbolic Point of View, Vol. I, by A. Ostebee and P. Zorn, a.k.a. OZ. (Syllabus)
Group Problems: due weekly (please, staple!), each Friday unless specified otherwise
Quizzes: each Wednesday (unless we are having an exam), based on the practice problems assigned daily
Grade Breakdown:
    group problems+quizzes: 30% (1-2 may be dropped)
    exams: 10% each (3 regular exams plus a Gateway Exam)
    final exam: 30%
Letter Grades: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60
Main Rule: Read the book in advance!
General Advice


From the catalogue:

111. Calculus I (Old Number MAT 123)

Basic calculus of one variable from an intuitive point of view. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals of the elementary functions, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications. The focus is on understanding basic concepts and gaining basic computational skills. Prerequisite: Departmental placement examination.

One course credit each semester. Introductory